AMD Geode™ GX SOM-144 Reference Design Kit Provides Low-Power, High-Performance Solutions For Industrial Computing Applications
—AMD provides customers flexibility and enhanced design options for a broad range of embedded devices—
AUSTIN, TX --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the availability of the AMD Geode™ GX SOM-144 Reference Design Kit (RDK), a low-power, high-performance System-On-Module designed to speed development and functionality of the next generation of industrial computing products, such as embedded controllers, point-of-sale terminals, information appliances and kiosks. The RDK is a small form factor reference design tool that includes both hardware and software specifications.
Based on the AMD Geode GX email@example.comW processor*, the RDK provides customers with an affordable, targeted solution that can be easily configured to address industrial application performance needs throughout the design and development cycle. To meet demands for more compact, powerful devices, manufacturers require a design solution that allows for flexibility while supporting widely adopted industry standards. The AMD Geode GX SOM-144 RDK is based on the x86 architecture and is optimized to provide optimal power/performance for small form factors.
“Design engineers in the embedded market are developing increasingly complex designs within small form factors,” said Erik Salo, AMD's director of marketing for the Personal Connectivity Solutions Group. “The AMD Geode SOM-144 RDK represents AMD's ongoing commitment to provide customer development solutions for low-power, high-performance products. Designers using the AMD Geode GX SOM-144 RDK will have an integrated suite of tools at their fingertips to help reduce development cost and time-to-market for embedded applications, as well as AMD's commitment to provide long-term support.”
About the AMD Geode™ GX SOM-144 Reference Design Kit
The AMD Geode™ GX SOM-144 RDK is a reference design platform designed for small, embedded or industrial applications where power, size, performance and reliability are crucial issues. The highly integrated AMD Geode GX SOM-144 RDK is a complete x86 solution, providing materials needed to quickly and efficiently move embedded computing appliance solutions to market. It is capable of processing multiple applications locally, a need required by a number of embedded markets.
Product features include:
- CPU power to process multiple applications locally
- Industry standard form factor – AMD Geode TM GX SOM-144 RDK, approximately 100mm x 68mm
- Supports CRT or TFT
- Analog RGB (CRT version) or LCD interface (TFT version)
- Supports standard busses
- USB 1.1 (x4)
- IDE ATA 66
- AC'97 v2.1
- LPC, PCI, SMB
- Support for multiple operating systems
- Microsoft® Windows® CE
- Microsoft XPe
Also included in the RDK are schematics and full documentation. Design files, including Bill Of Materials (BOM), and layout files are available from Advantech (http://www.advantech.com/).
About AMD's Personal Connectivity Solutions Group (PCSG)
AMD's PCSG delivers high-performance, low-power embedded solutions that are designed to address customer needs in the non-PC Internet Appliance market. PCSG offers technologies from the AMD Alchemy™ Solutions and the AMD Geode™ Solutions product families covering a wide range of applications. Target markets for PCSG include multimedia, access & computing devices, and growth opportunities in consumer electronics and communication segments.
AMD (NYSE:AMD) designs and produces innovative microprocessors, Flash memory devices and low-power processor solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to delivering standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology users, ranging from enterprises and governments to individual consumers. For more information visit www.amd.com .
* The Geode GX firstname.lastname@example.orgW processor operates at 400MHz and is supported by the AMD Geode GX DB533 development board. Model numbers reflect performance as described here: http://www.amd.com/connectivitysolutions/geodegxbenchmark
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